KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - I-40 Westbound was down to one lane at Hall of Fame Drive after a crash on Saturday morning. Two lanes were open as of 1:45 p.m., but the right lane was to remain close for approximately four more hours for recovery and hazmat cleanup.
The wreck was reported just after 8:00 a.m.
A tractor trailer hit a pillar of the bridge on the Hall of Fame exit, at mile marker 389.
Dispatch confirms the wreck had injuries, and an ambulance was called to the scene.
The wreck was initially expected to be cleared by 10:30 a.m., but police later changed that time to noon. TDOT later estimated all lanes would re-open by around 6 p.m.
I-40 West at MM 389... two lanes open now, right lane to remain closed for approx. 4 more hours for recovery and hazmat cleanup.— Mark Nagi (@MarkNagiTDOT) August 12, 2017